Ceramo One Kwambio 3D Printer Design
We developed and designed versatile, ceramic-based 3D printing technology with a brand new 3D printer. The startup just announced that it will be introducing its high precision Ceramo One, the first industrial 3D printer in the world for ceramic materials, at the upcoming CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
Most current 3D printers can’t manufacture ceramic objects with any amount of high speed or precision. Instead, many 3D printing companies that work with ceramics will actually 3D print a mold, and then fill it with a ceramic mixture in order to form a cast. Part of the mold is removed before the piece is fired, and the rest will disintegrate in the fire itself. Combine this process with glazing the object, and it can take around 10 days to 3D print a single cup. But with its new Ceramo One, which was developed specifically for precision 3D printing of ceramic objects, Kwambio has managed to majorly reduce this production time, without ramping up the cost. Now, it takes only 2-3 hours to 3D print a cup!
The Ceramo One 3D ceramics printer
offers high printing precision, with an accuracy of 20 microns, and a 160 mm per second speed of printing. In addition, the average price per square centimeter of a 3D printed ceramic object’s surface is approximately $0.12-15, and the Ceramo One has reduced this cost to just $0.08 a square centimeter, making the 3D printer a standout among its competitors in the industry.
Our team developed special clay-based powders to be used with the new Ceramo One 3D printer, and the startup also offers an exceptional range of glazes in over 100 colors; gloss, matte, and opaque finishes are also available.